The society is managed by an Executive Board. The Executive Board members are:

Paula Fernandez


Born in Santiago de Chile, I studied Medicine and Biology in Switzerland. I first focused on basic research working in cell signaling and gene regulation before changing to a clinical diagnostic laboratory. In this setting, I found the ideal environment to combine my skills, expertise and interests at the interface of medicine and biology. I joined the field of Flow Cytometry in 2008 and have been active ever since in co-organizing educational and scientific activities for the Swiss Cytometry Society, teaching clinical flow cytometry at national and international courses and workshops, and have teaching commitments at national schools and university.

Juan Flores-Montero


Born in Venezuela, where I also got my MD degree. After training and a few years of practice as an Internal Medicine specialist, I started working in flow cytometry 20 years ago. I'm currently responsible for Flow Cytometry instruments and procedures at the General Cytometry Service of the University of Salamanca (Spain) within the University's core services for research support (NUCLEUS).


Willemijn Hobo


Dr. Willemijn Hobo is Principle Investigator at the Radboudumc Department of Laboratory Medicine – Laboratory of Hematology. Her research focuses on deciphering mechanisms underlying immune dysfunction in cancer patients and development of novel therapeutic approaches to (re)establish immune-mediated tumor control. 


Francesco Buccisano

Born on August 5, 1969 in Rome, Italy. Associate Professor of Hematology at the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome "Tor Vergata". In charge of the “Molecular treatment of Acute Leukemia” Unit and of the Morphology and Flow Cytometry section of the Hematology Laboratory directed by Prof. Francesco Lo Coco.

Evdoxia Gounari

I have a degree in Medicine, a postgraduate diploma and a doctoral dissertation, all obtained in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. My specialty is Biopathology/Laboratory Medicine, which includes training in haematology, immunology, biochemistry, microbiology and internal medicine. My specialized involvement with the subjects of immunology and haematology, as well as the method of flow cytometry begins in 2007, within the framework of my doctoral dissertation.

Ulrika Johansson

Originally from the west coast of Sweden, I moved to Britain after my University degree (Immunology) and obtained my PhD from Imperial College, London. Academia was nice, however I found it interesting to work in a more direct health care setting, and so after graduation I moved to work as a Clinical Scientist with Prof Marion Macey at Bart’s and The London. In 2009 I took up the offer to set up a flow cytometry laboratory at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, where I still am working.

Iuri Marinov - Councilor

Iuri Marinov

Head of Flow Cytometry Laboratory Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Clinical Department Prague, Czech Republic

Iuri Marinov - Councilor

José-Enrique O'Connor

Enrique O’Connor is currently Full Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the University of Valencia and director of the Laboratory of Cytomics, a joint Research Unit of the University of Valencia and the Principe Felipe Research Center.

ESCCA is grateful for its main Conference sponsors
Sponsor Beckman Coulter
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Correspondence to

Prof. Silvia Della Bella, ESCCA Secretary

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